RIYL: Tortoise, Makaya McCraven, Fela Kuti
Label: International Anthem / Nonesuch Records
Jeff Parker, American jazz guitarist and 1/5th of the influential post-rock band Tortoise, has assembled another collection of eclectic jazz cuts and cosmic grooves with his ensemble The New Breed. Parker has been exploring the vast scenic overlooks of jazz’s many subgenres since the early aughts, from lazy Sunday cool jazz to afrobeat and funk influences. His latest project is titled Suite for Max Brown and is dedicated to his mother, explaining in a recent interview â€śI thought it would be nice this time to dedicate something to my mom while sheâ€™s still here to see it.â€ť The album art is a picture of her when she was 19 years old.
Listen to two of the album’s tracks below and grab a slab of colored “fusion swirl” from Nonesuch Records after the ‘buy’ link. Only 555 copies have been made, so grab one now while you still can.
Pre-order - released on: 1/24/2020
Suite for Max Brown Fusion Swirl Colored LP
Suite for Max Brown Free Digital MP3 Album
"Go Away" Free Digital MP3 Single
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